We started a similar program last year at Bronson Methodist Hospital. We purchased a wireless notebook and scheduled times on two nursing units as a pilot project. We were available at different times on all shifts and worked with one or two nurses and support staff at a time. We used the notebook to show staff how to access the Bronson Library page on the hospital's intranet, showed how to access the full text resources, did a small demonstration of PubMed and MedlinePlus. Every staff person we worked with received a Bronson Buck (a card they could redeem for food and beverages in our cafeteria). We reached our goal of meeting with 86% of the staff on the units. We hae changed the project a little this year but are continuing to make ourselves visible on the units. Marge Kar Marge Kars, AHIP, Manager Bronson Health Sciences Library, HealthAnswers, Bronson Referral and Information Center Bronson Methodist Hospital 601 John Street Box B Kalamazoo, MI 49007 269 341 8627 Fax 269 341 8828 Cell 269 806 2991 [log in to unmask] Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. s >>> Cam Gentry <[log in to unmask]> 4/4/2006 11:20 AM >>> We are working on a similar project which combines old and new technologies. We are hoping to trial run soon, a project whereby we visit the nursing floors with a book truck with books for check-out and a wireless pc to do check-out, instruction and research with while we are on the floors. Sort of a 'Librarian Is In' visit. Camillia A. Gentry, MLS Medical Librarian Via Christi Libraries St. Joseph Campus Wichita, KS 67218 (316) 689-5376 (voice) (316) 691-6721 (fax) [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Estabrook, Alexia D. Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 10:10 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: CHAT: hospital librarians & teaching At Providence we are going to pilot a teaching program for our nurses. Historically they have had a hard time leaving the floor to come to the library. In response, we have purchased electronic resources they can use on the units. We are developing a program where we would go to the unit to train the nurses on applicable electronic resources. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. Alexia D. Estabrook, MSLS, AHIP Information Services Librarian Helen L. DeRoy Medical Library Providence Hospital Direct: 248-849-3277 Main: 248-849-3294 Fax: 248-849-3201 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any accompanying data are confidential, and intended only for the named recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that the dissemination, distribution, and or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you receive this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender at the email address above, delete this email from your computer, and destroy any copies in any form immediately.